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      09-29-2022, 09:19 AM   #23
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What other people may have doesn't diminish what I personally would like.
I don't think a Tesla is a good example anyways, not for me at least, because the cars are not desirable in any way in the first place. You may as well have used a Honda Civic as an example.

What if the GT3 RS was extremely prevalent... would it be less special? Absolutely not to me. Not even if my neighbors on both sides had one.

I think this depends a lot on how much a person cares about appearances or what others have. It's weak minded shit really.
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So hear me out..

I live in an area that is overwhelmed with Teslas. They are literally everywhere. The other day I drove 3 miles back home, and my girlfriend and I were able to count over 23 different Teslas driving between 4 traffic lights.

Today I was getting new tires, and as I looked at the appointment sheet I noticed there was 8 different Teslas getting tires. I saw 2 BMWs, 3 Toyotas, A mustang and a few others.. But 8 Teslas.

Obviously it's silly worry about what other people have, I get that.
I personally enjoy when I see someone else on the road with my same car.. But do I want to pull into a parking lot full of my exact same model/car every time I go out? Idk..

We all like to have fun and see how BMW stacks up against other competitors, which drives the question... Does a car become less "special" to you if everyone has it?
Was there anything really special about Teslas in general anyway? Maybe Tesla S, Tesla Plaid, and Roadster but ordinary Teslas are just that: ORDINARY and bland. They need to hire a new designer.
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All Tesla are ugly. Close thread...
suprised you arent getting banned for such blasphemy
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Yes. Scarcity breeds value.
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Yes. Scarcity breeds value.
Scarcity + desirability breeds value.

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Proportional to how insecure you are.
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its all relative.

you could make the case an M3 is just a modded 340i, a Lambo Urus is a VW atlas, an F8 tributo is just a 12 year old 458 with turbos, a GT3RS is just a 911. And on and on.

buying special car isn't that difficult either. banks will finance anything. you could have one guy stretching himself to lease a 911 for 24 months and another guy paying cash for a boxster and not even sweating it.
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since owning my 1M for 8 years now, I have only seen ONE other one on the road! love how unique it is—the downside is that everyone who does know what it is, is constantly asking me about it—in traffic, while my kid is sleeping in the back lol
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Car can be good if it's common, but it won't be special. Not until it's died off enough to be out of the mainstream and mundane.

Special means special. No wow factor if it's on every street corner. Who cares when they see a Starbucks? Well, maybe a bad example to most.

Dunno if a Tesla can ever be special.
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Agreed with you folks regarding Tesla.
So sick of seeing them everywhere now.

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The answer is yes, a car is less special if everyone has it. Most cars aren’t special even though we want them to be / think they are. There are very few truly special cars. A car can be special to you (and that’s awesome btw) but, objectively, that doesn’t make it special.

An example, back in 2003 I bought a Nissan 350Z and I loved it (I was young - heck I still have a soft spot for Zs though). At the time, that car was extremely special TO ME. Was it a special car? Hell no…
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I would say, it depends.

Do you have a sentimental attachment to the car? What attracted you to the car.

A lot of people drive Vipers not because they are the fastest cars on the road, but because of what they represent. If they sold 25,000 Vipers every year instead of 2,000 I think they would be much less special.

There is a certain "It's Special" aspect to being the only one around.
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